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The New Koren Talmud Bavli

In a few weeks the new Koren Talmud Bavli will be released. It looks nice and I am sure that it will enrich the study of Talmud.

Koen Talmud Bavli

Koren Talmud Bavli 3

Koren Talmud Bavli 2


Update:  I wanted to add a few words about the relationship between this edition and the volumes that were published by Random House a number of years ago.  This is an entirely new project and translation and it has nothing to do with the Random House edition.

5 Responses to “The New Koren Talmud Bavli”

  1. 1

    As a fan of the Steinsaltz talmud and one who greatly appreciates the many contributions Rav Steinsaltz has made to the world of Jewish study, I am greatly dismayed that Koren’s website refers to him as “one the greatest Talmud scholars of all time.”

    It is unseemly.

    Just because Time Magazine called him one of the greatest Talmud scholars of the millenium, and Random House promoted him as such, I fail to see how a more serious publisher like Koren thinks that this will bring honor — rather than ridicule — to their Rav Steinsaltz endeavor.

  2. 2

    The questions are the following:

    Will volumes be published regularly or is this some sort of halfhearted project? To buy one volume every X number of months to a year plus is not going to be worth it. The second issue is that with Artscroll creating the app version of the Schottenstein Talmud, is this translation really going to sell to a broad community?

    Having said that, it looks good and makes for an interesting potential investment in addition to investing in Artscroll’s app version.

  3. 3
    Raphaël Freeman:

    Yes the entire Talmud will be published regularly and ahead of Daf Yomi. The whole project is projected to be completed within the next 4 years.

  4. 4

    If Daf Yomi is the publication schedule trajectory, an iPad (or more generic e-book) format will gain dominant marketshare in Koren’s market domain over the 4 year timeframe in my view.

  5. 5
    Raphaël Freeman:

    Hence the availability as both a traditional book and on the iPad.




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